Helen Chiang

Nothing makes my day brighter than walking into a LUSH store. To me, being at LUSH is close to what I imagine heaven would be like – a safe, wonderful-smelling, happy and colourful place, filled to the brim with all my favourite things!

I practically grew up using LUSH soap bars and bath bombs, and have always loved the brand, for what it stands for, and its amazing range of products. Here are five of my must-have self-care products from LUSH that you definitely need in your life right now:

Make Bedtime Better With LUSH’s Sleepy Shower Gel And Sleepy Body Lotion
This is my first time using products from their sleepy range, and I have to confess that I am obsessed! Last night, I lathered myself with the Sleepy shower gel (which is a lilac-purple) and slathered on the Sleepy lotion and I slept so deep and so soundly like a happy baby, after a milk gorge.

The texture of the shower cream was not like anything I have tried before. It was creamy and silky and left my skin feeling clean, but not stripped. It smelled very milky, with just the softest hint of lavender.

Other than containing an oat milk base to soothe and soften the skin, it has a relaxing scent blend of lavender and tonka, which are great at relaxing the body and mind. The lotion is rich, but lightweight and I woke up with noticeably softer and smoother skin and a very lovely smelling bed the next morning!

Make Shower Time Fun Time With LUSH’s Magic Crystals Shower Scrub

This was so much fun to use, and made my bath time such a joy. Bright purple in colour, I literally looked like a human Ribena berry. I also love how spa-like this smells and how well it exfoliates my skin, removing all dry and rough bits with ease. Furthermore considering how humid the weather has been recently here in Singapore, the minty, cooling sensation from the menthol crystals, peppermint, and spearmint oils was a godsend!

If you have a head cold or sinus issues, use it in an enclosed hot shower and it will completely declog your sinuses and help you breathe better. The fine sea salt exfoliates and since it also lathers up when wet, there is no need to use another shower gel or soap with it. 

Scrub-A-Dub-Dub With LUSH’s Mask of Magnaminty Face & Body Scrub
This mask is amazingly minty and detoxing. I used it on my face, neck and body and felt so clean, glowing and wonderful after. This all natural face mask contains the perfect blend of peppermint and honey to help leave your face and body smooth, glowing and invigorated.

The Kaolin clay absorbs excess oils and gently exfoliates, while the organic ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds continue to exfoliate and massage your skin, stimulating blood circulation, leaving behind gloriously glowing skin!

This mask can be used pretty much everywhere, smooth a generous layer over your face and body, leave on for ten minutes, rinse with warm water, and feel the refreshing stimulation from the peppermint oil.

Get Silky Smooth And Butter Soft Skin With LUSH’s Dream Cream Hand & Body Lotion (Self-Preserving)
This is a lightweight, but deeply moisturising cream that smells absolutely divine. Furthermore, it left my skin so smooth, soft and silky after use. The combination of chamomile, organic, extra virgin olive oil and creamy, Fair Trade, organic cocoa butter soothes and softens your skin.

This non-greasy and mildly scented hand and body lotion is ideal for dry skin and is a must in every handbag and man-bag. Being self-preserving means that it keeps itself clean without any help from synthetic preservatives.

To grab these products, or to browse their collection, visit any LUSH store or checkout their online store here.